Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE, Biomedical Informatics
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday

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#110634 Research Program Management Officer

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/24/2021

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Health Systems Department of Biomedical Informatics: Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biology, medicine, and quantitative sciences. Biomedical informatics researchers develop new methods to integrate and analyze vast amounts of data generated in the laboratory, clinical and translational research, clinical encounters, and population studies.

The goals of the Department of Biomedical Informatics are to (1) promote excellence in biomedical informatics research, (2) collaborate with biomedical researchers in developing new quantitative methods that enable the formulation and testing of original hypotheses, (3) train the next generation of biomedical informatics specialists, and (4) interface with engineering, mathematics, information and computer science communities, serving as a hub for quantitative scientists focused on biomedical research.

This department leads multiple federally and non-profit funded biomedical research projects, which are focused on the integration, analysis, and sharing of biomedical and health care data for the scientific community, as well as patient-centered research. In addition, the department runs a complex computational infrastructure that allows access and analysis of these data in a privacy-preserving manner.

Research Program Management Officer will provide the project management leadership to the research project(s). The individual will have an in-depth understanding of the professional field; will independently perform the full range of responsibilities within the function; will possess broad job knowledge; and will analyze problems / issues of diverse scope and determines solutions as it relates to the Center.

Research Program Management Officer will provide short- and long-term resource review and analysis, projections and recommendations in all areas of the project, including sourcing and collecting information from a wide variety of internal and external sources, analyzing and summarizing reports and evaluating progress and recommending alternatives to meet program objectives.

Research Program Management Officer will administer all finance, human resources and facilities and other operational activities for the project(s). Research Program Management Officer will administer major program components, and some or all of the program's operational requirements, will develop and organize conferences and other public forums, and will work under direction of Principal Investigator (PI) or more senior staff to establish project agendas, funding, and objectives.


  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Three (3+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility. Ability to work successfully with a wide range of people with varying perspectives and needs. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Proven project management experience, preferably with NIH research projects.

  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research design; scientific research concepts and terminology.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and employee supervision associated with planning work assignments, training others and establishing priorities.

  • Experience with reviewing funding announcements and research proposals (NIH-specific preferred). Experience editing research manuscripts.

  • Proven experience interpreting/coordinating research protocols and the corresponding data requirements. Experience with human subjects research and Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes.

  • Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and federal guidance documents.


  • Terminal degree in a related field preferred (PhD, JD, MD, etc.).
  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research.
  • Experience with human subjects research and IRBs.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Ability to work various hours (evenings and weekends) to meet deadlines, as necessary.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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